2017 Women in Automotive Conference Taps Two Influential Entrepreneurs for Key Speaking Roles

Orlando, FL – The founder of Shari’s Berries and the best-selling author behind the “Rich Dad” and “Think and Grow Rich” brands have been confirmed as keynote speakers at the nation’s top women’s automotive conference. The 2017 Women in Automotive (WIA) Convention is set for July 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

The three-day conference draws upon top female success stories as it assists the automotive community in recruiting, retaining and developing female employees and leaders. It includes a networking event, speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and booth displays – all centered on the goal of educating and inspiring women in all areas of the automotive industry. Keynote speakers will include:

• Shari Fitzpatrick: A former stockbroker and automobile dealership finance manager, Fitzpatrick is the creator of Shari’s Berries, the world-famous line of gourmet-dipped strawberries. For 25 years, her story has been featured in O magazine, The Today Show, the Food Network, InStyle magazine, The Apprentice, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, QVC, HSN and Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul. Fitzpatrick is the author of Berried in Chocolate, her story of family, faith and fearlessness.

• Sharon Lechter: Internationally recognized as a financial literacy expert and keynote speaker, Lechter is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur philanthropist, licensed CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Credited as the genius behind the “Rich Dad” brand, Lechter is currently partnering with the Napoleon Hill Foundation. She is author of the best-selling books Think and Grow Rich for Women, Outwitting the Devil, Think and Grow Rich – Three Feet from Gold, Rich Dad Poor Dad and 14 other “Rich Dad” books.

To register for the conference, visit the WIA Website at womeninautomotive.com. The Orlando event will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.


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